Frances McLaughlin, formerly the President of Education Pioneers, has extensive experience in for- and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Education Pioneers in early 2009, Frances was a Senior Director at the Broad Foundation, a Los Angeles-based venture philanthropy. There she was responsible for the foundation's investments in organizations which build leadership capacity in public education. Frances previously served as executive vice president of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a nonprofit organization and market leader in the fields of study abroad and international student exchange. In addition to developing new business activities, over the course of her ten years at CIEE, she also served as chief operating officer of the organization's largest division, managing operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. Prior to CIEE, Frances was the director of North American marketing and sales for the EF International Language Schools, and also worked as a regional director for Teach for America. Frances has a bachelor's degree in history and art history and an Executive Management Certificate from Columbia University.